A random-parameter (mixed logit) model to explain why more households in Dhaka city are deciding to purchase cars in recent years

This research represents a random parameter binary logit model exploring factors behind the car purchase decision of the household in Dhaka city who never had a car before. Results show the effects of different variables related to cost, safety, and transit (bus) availability on the stated car purchase decision. Major conclusion from the model is that, lack of proper bus service, reliability highly affects the car purchase decision. The elasticity values illustrate the importance of reforming and improving bus service in Dhaka, which can reduce the probability of purchasing new car decision. Further, results indicate several demographics (gender, homeownership), perception of safety have effects on the stated car purchase decisions.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was sponsored by TRB committee ABE90 Transportation in the Developing Countries. Alternate title: Use of Random-Parameter Mixed Logit Model to Explore Car Purchase Decision in Dhaka City, Bangladesh.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Board

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    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Authors:
    • Aziz, H M Abdul
    • Momtaz, Salah Uddin
  • Conference:
  • Date: 2014


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 18p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 93rd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01506615
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 14-1140
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 6 2014 4:50PM